DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0300Z APRIL 1, 2006.
Bahamas/Florida: Visible imagery through late afternoon showed a long narrow smoke plume originating from a fire in central Pasco County of west central Florida and spreading to the northwest over the Gulf of Mexico. The smoke was moderately dense close to the source then thinned out as it moved out across the Gulf of Mexico. The smoke plume stretched more than 130 miles from the fire. Several fires in the Bahamas were emitting thin to moderately dense smoke plumes which were moving westward in the general direction of southern Florida. Northern Florida/Southern Georgia: A cluster of fires across Gadsden and Jefferson Counties of northern Florida along with Decatur, Grady, Thomas, and Brooks Counties of southern Georgia were responsible for several relatively thin small smoke plumes that were moving in a northward direction into southwestern and south central Georgia. New Jersey: An area of thin smoke was observed spreading northeastward from a fire located close to the Burlington/Ocean County border region of central New Jersey. JS